Thursdays, January 24 - March 21
7:30 - 9 pm
with Zachary Smith
The Noble Eightfold Path is the Buddha's proposed solution to the suffering of the world, and much of the world literature of Buddhism simply constitutes further analysis of, and inquiry into, what he could possibly have meant by it. In this class we'll talk about how the components of the Eightfold Path can be woven into our daily lives and into the activity of each moment—how, sitting or standing, inside the temple or out, we can always be walking the path.
Class fees; nine class meetings:
$135; $122 current SFZC members; $108 limited income.
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Zachary Smith (Anshi Daigi)
Zachary Smith, Anshi Daigi, has been practicing since 1993. He took jukai in 1995 and was shuso in 2007 under Abbot Paul Haller, who ordained him as a priest in 2014. He currently directs North Mountain Zendo, a zazenkai group in North Beach. In addition to his involvement with Zen, Zachary is a husband and father (of 4), an engineer, a musician, a bike fanatic, and an avid but mediocre poet. He may be the only person in the history of Zen in the West to have interrupted a residential practice period to tour with a rock band.